Penny’s mother would get home from work, tired after a long day, and head straight to the sewing machine. She’d spend hours hunched over the whirring machine, mending socks and shirts and whatever else people brought by. “We owned the only sewing machine in our small village,” Penny explains, “and people needed her help.”
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As a Physical Health Education Teacher, Ms. Sarice Kent-Grebski knows the single, scariest word for most teenagers: dance. Dance teaches movement, rhythm, collaboration and balance – it’s an important part of students’ physical education! – but Ms. Kent-Grebski gets it. It can be awkward. That’s why during students’ movement composition unit they learn other ways to move, ways different than dance…
Chocolate chip, chocolate chunk, or rainbow? To learn about natural resources, students conducted a hands-on investigation of the mining industry, including its purpose, practices, and impacts. Groups picked a cookie, “bought” some equipment, and got to work mining the minerals (or chocolate chips in this case!)...
Early in the new year, our Grade 4 students will welcome some new additions to their classes – salmonids! Raising them from Eyed-Eggs to Alevin to Fry, students will care for (and learn about) the salmonids before releasing them into local streams.
“My dog is making me hyper,” announces one kid. “My owl is talking to my elephant!” proclaims another. It may sound like random make-believe, but these students are actually learning, reflecting, and making connections. If you wander the halls and hear talks of dogs and owls and elephants, listen closer.
Chef Kyle is answering all the things you’ve ever wondered about food at Meadowridge (including his approach to getting kids to eat more vegetables!). Check out 11 Questions with Chef Kyle
Exploring settlements in Grade 2. Showing us the shapes and sizes and distances between places, maps are usually a place for answers. In Grade 2, however, they take on a new life – not giving answers, but raising questions instead.
Grade 1 students exploring "Who We Are". Student-initiated action is a big part of the IB Primary Years Programme. Encouraged often and in many ways, students are provided the agency (and techniques and skills and understanding) to act.
Kindergarten students are busily exploring colours and shapes and more in their latest hands-on activity – self-portraits! Drawn at both the beginning and end of the year, the self-portraits help students tell a story about who they are and, by year’s end, who they’ve become.
Students’ journey into ‘Who We Are’ begins in Junior Kindergarten. Through stories, conversation, and unguided play, students learn about themselves—who they are, what they do, and where they belong—and about others.